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noun
the theory, doctrine, and movement advocating a planned economy controlled by the state, with state ownership of all industries and natural resources.
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Origin of state socialism

First recorded in 1875–80

OTHER WORDS FROM state socialism

state socialist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for state socialism

state socialism

noun
a variant of socialism in which the power of the state is employed for the purpose of creating an egalitarian society by means of public control of major industries, banks, etc, coupled with economic planning and a social security system

Derived forms of state socialism

state socialist, noun
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